The Junior League of Seattle created the Dorothy Stimson Bullitt Community Service Award in 1989 to recognize outstanding achievement in the area of community service. Each year, the award honors an Active or Sustaining Junior League member who has enriched the lives of her neighbors and community at large through extraordinary volunteer public service. This award is the only one that Mrs. Bullitt allowed to carry her name.
Dorothy Stimson Bullitt (February 5, 1892–June 27, 1989) was a charter member of JLS, civic leader, women’s advocate and the founder of the King Broadcasting Company. A widow at the age of 40, Mrs. Bullitt was the single mother of three children during the Great Depression. After both her father and husband passed away, she took over her family lumber and real estate business and, despite knowing little about the industry, personally restored the business to prominence. From her real estate success, Dorothy was able to purchase a television station business, all while raising her family and volunteering countless hours through the JLS and other community groups. She was a remarkable woman whose impact on our community will be felt in Seattle for many generations to come. We honor and revere her lifetime contribution to our community and dedication to JLS.
If you’d like to find out more about Dorothy Stimson Bullitt and the founding of the Junior League of Seattle, we suggest reading Dorothy Stimson Bullitt: An Uncommon Life by Delphine Haley.
|2017||Janet True||2016||Jacque Doane||2015||Anne Blair|
|2014||Carmen Gayton||2013||Judy Holder||2012||Patty Barrier|
|2011||Kathy Randall||2010||Maxine Barnard*||2009||Micki Flowers|
|2008||Sue Mecklenburg||2007||Jennifer Dunn* & Susan Brotman||2006||Marli Iverson|
|2005||Mary Herche||2004||Ginger Ackerley*||2003||Cathi Hatch|
|2002||Dee Dickinson||2001||Anne Gould Hauberg*||2000||Ann Pigott Wyckoff|
|1999||Katharyn Stubbs Wright*||1998||Peggy Habegger*||1997||Anne Farrell|
|1996||Marilyn B. Ward*||1995||Barbara Lease Crutcher||1994||Jean B. Rolfe|
|1993||Kate Belcher Webster*||1992||Sue Lile Hunter||1991||Colleen Willoughby|
|1990||Mary Maxwell Gates*||1989||Sally Skinner Behnke*|